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No Mud, No Lotus

~Thich Nhat Hanh

I have always been atracted to the lotus flower and its symbolic meaning.  However, not until recently has it sprung up in my designs.  
It has been my source on inspiration.

The one below is my new lotus rings.  I made 5 of them.  
It's really good meditation and soldering practice.

When I look at it, it just makes me smile.
The individual cells in the pod was my inspiration.
Lotus pod picture can be found here:  http://www.pse4.biz/?p=391

This next piece was also inspired by the lotus pod.  The picture of the lotus pod was (still is) hanging in my studio probably for a couple of years.  The design had always been inside my head but my skill wasn't seasoned enough back then to execute.  When I sat down to make this piece it only took me a day.

Inside I riveted an actual lotus seed.  Can you see it?
Let me be like the lotus...
Backside
The lotus inprint was made by using a rolling mill.  I handcut the petals, stuck them on to the metal, and then rolled it on through.

Have a great Thursday everyone!

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Namaste
Kalaya

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